November 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example – Vikings in North America

Text: Bruce Bower. Science News.”Vikings lived in North America by at least the year 1021.” https://www.sciencenews.org/article/vikings-north-america-date-newfoundland Extract: “Vikings inhabited North America exactly 1,000 years ago, a new study finds. Counting tree rings reveals that wooden objects previously found at an archaeological site on Newfoundland’s northern peninsula were made from trees Read more…

November 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example – a podcast on whether or not scientific progress is slowing

Text: “Is scientific progress slowing? with James Evans (Ep. 88).” Big Brains. https://news.uchicago.edu/scientific-progress-slowing-james-evans Extract from the show notes: “There are far more scientists in today’s world, and they’re publishing research papers at a much faster pace. However, all of this growth hasn’t translated to more scientific progress. As University of Read more…

November 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example – language experiment

Text: Gizmodo. “A creepy 15th century language experiment took place on this island.” https://gizmodo.com/a-creepy-15th-century-language-experiment-took-place-on-1484724484 Extract: “when [King James IV of Scotland] decided he wanted to find out what the “original” language of human beings was, he came up with an interesting experiment. He took two babies, and a woman who Read more…